Personalise your PC

Windows themes

Fireworks on New Year’s Eve, Singapore, background from Fireworks theme

Windows themes work in Windows 7 and higher, but if your PC is running any other version of Windows, you can still get hundreds of free desktop backgrounds.

The latest versions of Windows let you personalise your PC like never before. Sign in with a picture password and bring your Start menu or screen to life with tiles and a world of apps available at the Windows Store.

Desktop backgrounds

Rock Arch and Milky Way background

This collection of desktop backgrounds – wallpapers – makes it easy to keep your PC in tune with your mood. Choose a category and check out a wide selection of free images. Pick one you like, download it and use it as your desktop background, lock screen or Start screen*. From breathtaking natural wonders, to dazzling works of art—find an image that moves you and make it yours.

Language packs

Three young people looking at computer together

Use these free downloads to view the Windows interface, menus, help topics, and dialog boxes in the language of your choice. After you've added another language you can easily switch back and forth.

* Desktop backgrounds can only be used as lock screen images in Windows 8 and Windows RT or higher, or on a Windows Phone. Desktop backgrounds can only be used as Start screen images in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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